Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays. The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay… Read More
Chevalier Charles d’Éon. Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont, known as “chevalier d’Éon” (1728- 1810) was a diplomat, spy, officer and man of letters from France. He remained famous for his pronounced… Read More
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As the botanist detects among the hills and valleys some choice and unexpected prize, so you, amid Parisian vulgarities, have encountered a rare and exquisite blossom! It is the PARISIAN LADY!-the “FEMME COMME IL FAUT.”
Antique Fabrics. Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the Lion. Fabric with elephant pattern. Fabric with cock pattern, Persia.
Example of combined shoes and clogs. Shoe fashion of the baroque and rococo period.
QUEEN ELIZABETH’S BUSKINS. Tudor era
Les Soeurs de Lait – Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet
BAKING OR BOILING APPLES. London 1804.
India. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses. The Feminin Costume of the World. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses. Part VII. India. Plate 7.